Updated (February 2013): Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D7000 vs Canon Rebel T4i

Winner
Nikon D7000

81

Canon Rebel T4i

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T4i

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

Items often bought with the Nikon D7000 or Canon T4i

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Advantages of the Canon T4i

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HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Movie format
Lower frame rate movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but T4i does so at a higher frame rate
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The T4i's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Significantly lighter
575 g vs 780 g
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Around 30% lighter
Size
Slightly smaller
133×100×79 mm vs 132×105×77 mm
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Low light performance
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
1,167 ISO vs 722 ISO
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The D7000 has a slight edge (0.7 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Overall image quality
Much better image quality
80.0 vs 62.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.9 EV vs 11.2 EV
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2.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth
Better color depth
23.5 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 1.8 more bits of color
Battery life
Much longer battery life
1050 shots vs 440 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.53x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
39 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Startup delay
Less startup delay
400 ms vs 700 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
238 ms vs 269 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses vs 220 lenses
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$479.00 vs $615.00
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The best price we've seen is $136 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              T4i220 lenses
              D7000230 lenses
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              T4i3.1"
              D70003"
              Size Large Help
              T4i133×100×79 mm
              D7000132×105×77 mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              T4i17.9 MP
              D700016.1 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              T4i12,800 ISO
              D70006,400 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              T4i1080p @ 30fps
              D70001080p @ 24fps

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $490 - $649 body only

              $581 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $713 - $797 body only

              $948 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $561 - $747 body only

              $689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $459 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Cross type focus points Has slightly fewer cross-type focus points

              Canon Rebel T4i Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Size Much smaller
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points

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              Nikon D7200

              Nikon D7200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $968 - $1,097 body only

              $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Lower frame rate movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
              Lowest price Much more expensive

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